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Expert Weighs in on Chemical Links to Health Problems

Bruce-Blumberg-155LRecent studies on how hormone-disrupting chemicals are being linked to serious health problems, have gained the attention of several national publications. National Geographic highlighted a series of recent studies which found that exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious health problems costing at least $175 billion (U.S.) per year in Europe alone.

One of the studies features Professor Bruce Blumberg, Developmental and Cell Biology, who co-authored a paper with Professor Leonardo Trasande, pediatrics and environmental medicine at New York University School of Medicine, that examines the links between hormone disrupting chemicals and obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Other studies linked hormone-disrupting chemicals with increases in neurological disorders (such as ADHD and autism) and male reproductive disorders. Papers examining links between chemicals, women’s health and breast cancer are forthcoming. These studies were sponsored by the Endocrine Society and involved an international team of scientific experts.

Read the full National Geographic article here http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/03/150305-chemicals-endocrine-disruptors-diabetes-toxic-environment-ngfood/.

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